Welcome to ‘Top 10 Tracks’, the essential weekly round-up of the best new music.
At the end of each week, we count down the ten essential new tracks you need in your rotation. Ranging from rappers in the Emerald Isle to boundary-pushing, experimental producers and everything in between, it’s all hits, no filler.
Tyle, The Creator’s hot streak continues, Syd invites Smino for a buttery smooth track and two of Ireland’s heavy hitters join forces.
Dreamy textures and nostalgic songwriting come into full focus on Deb Never’s ‘Funky‘.
Unapologetic anthem from Dreamville’s resident songstress.
Metallica celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Black Album by inviting a host of acts to cover the album’s songs. One of the standouts comes courtesy of Flatbush Zombies and DJ Scratch.
Central Cee needs “Thug Affection” on a drill reworking of PinkPantheresses’ ‘Just For Me’.
You can’t help but feel reassured listening to the latest cut from Syd. Gliding over fluttering strings and enlisting a buttery smooth verse from Smino, ‘Right Track’ is the stars aligning for a romance that only gets stronger with time.
When times are tough, it’s hard to stay optimistic but Strange Boy closes out Limerick producer 40Hurtz debut album with a track that reflects the resilience of the Limerick scene.
Released on World Suicide Prevention Day, Ones’ beautifully textured debut track ‘Blessings‘ seeks to encourage those feeling at their lowest to break the stigma and reach out fo help. Underpinned by a sense of hope amongst a melancholic instrumental, it’s a powerful debut offering.
Two of Ireland’s drill heavy weights join forces on a song that threatens to blow the lid off the scene.
Gliding over production that sounds like a barbershop quartet’s manic pianist got stuck in a time loop, Baby Keem’s ‘cocao‘ is equal parts zaney and danceable.
Does Tyler ever miss? Everything is huge on ‘Big Persona’, whether that’s the lifestyle, the horns or the one liners. The track has T annunciating his Bs with the energy of a kid blowing bubbles while Maxo cements his place as one of hip hop’s most criminally overlooked artists.